Concerts Under the Stars was conceived during the pandemic and born out of a passion for performance. Singer Bernard and violinist Ross lamented the lack of live music during multiple lockdowns and decided to work together to get their friends back on the stage in a covid-safe way. The open-air venues they chose not only offered great ventilation, they also provided a breathtaking backdrop to each show. So much so that even as restrictions eased, Concerts Under the Stars continued going strong. Bernard and Ross are now running regular events in New York City and are expanding all over the United States.
Ross Tesoriero is a violinist based in NYC. He has a passion for technology and music, serves as the CEO of Listeso Music Group (a boutique String Quartet agency), and the Executive Director of the Highline String Quartet — a group he founded in 2013.
Bernard is a Musical Theatre Performer from Chicagoland. Growing up Bernard studied Opera, worked in theatre, and sang with acclaimed national and local choirs. Highlights of his career include Broadway National Tours and Regional Productions of Les Miserables, CATS, Beauty & The Beast, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Bernard is thrilled to be able to combine both his skills in production and as an entertainer, to provide an avenue to get his friends and colleagues back to work.